Winter Hikes in Mercer are an Explorer’s Playground

Last updated: December 27, 2018

It may be cold outside, but Mercer County is an explorer’s playground year round! Bundle up and work off those holiday treats with these wintery hikes.

Camp Creek State Park
Choose from over 15 scenic trails to hike at Camp Creek State Park! Chasing waterfalls? Take the White Oak Trail to Campbells Falls – if it’s cold enough, they might be a frozen, sparkling spectacle! To get to even more trails in Camp Creek State Park, take the Turkey Loop Trail – most of the trails in the park intersect with it, and you’ll see some wonderful forest sights (and maybe even wildlife!) along the way.

Pinnacle Rock State Park
Hike to the top of Pinnacle Rock for a fantastic winter view! This unique sandstone rock formation provides a panoramic view of the mountains. If you’re feeling more adventurous, check out the other 10 miles of trails for a longer hike.

Brush Creek Falls
For a relaxing view, visit Brush Creek Falls! This nature preserve is open year round and features the large, photogenic waterfall at the beginning of the trailhead. The trail continues for another 1.5 miles – hike through the nature preserve for a scenic trip along Brush Creek. You may spot some wildlife, too!

What’s your favorite trail to hike in Mercer County?